This visa is specifically designed for companies that wish to send one key individual to the United Kingdom in order to establish a branch or representative office of the company there.
How to qualify
In order to qualify for this visa you must have been recruited as an employee outside the United Kingdom by a firm which has its head quarters and principal place of business outside the UK and has no branch, subsidiary or other representative in the UK.
You must be a senior employee, intending to be employed full time, with full authority to take operational decisions on behalf of the overseas firm, for the purpose of representing it in the United Kingdom by establishing and operating a registered branch or wholly owned subsidiary of the overseas firm. You may not be a majority shareholder in the overseas firm (for detailed information please contact our office email us)